After more than a year of taking courses largely online, students streamed back to Wright State University for in-person classes on the first day of Fall Semester.
“Everybody seems very happy to be here,” said Chris Taylor, dean of students. “The place is pretty energetic. We had a ton of students turn out for indoor and outdoor activities over the weekend. I think everybody enjoyed them.”
Isaac Smith, a senior majoring in organizational leadership, was handing out campus maps and helping new students find their way to class. “The campus atmosphere is here again,” he said. “It’s great.”
Fall enrollments across the Dayton and Lake campuses have been tracking as expected.
Taylor said the return to in-person classes likely helped with enrollments. “And Admissions has done a really phenomenal job,” he said. “That’s a lot of it.”
Brooklyn Toledo, a sophomore marketing major, was studying at the ReyRey Café in Rike Hall, home to the Raj Soin College of Business.
“It’s exciting because we’re finally being back in person, back to our classes,” said Toledo, adding that she was also looking forward to all of the campus activities.